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Rep. Steve King calls on Pres. Trump to use executive order on census

Iowa Representative Steve King calls on President Trump to use his executive order to get the immigration question on the 2020 Census. Taking to Twitter Friday, the congressman called the Supreme Court’s decision a form of “judicial activism.” King stated the census already requires a person’s name, phone number, and date of birth among several other personal details.

Report: officials worked over July 4th holiday on census question

Officials with the Justice and Commerce departments worked overtime through the holiday, to find a way to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. According to the Washington Post, after the Supreme Court ruled against adding the question to the census, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed the department began printing the forms without the question on it. However, on Wednesday President Trump said the administration was ‘absolutely moving forward’ with the question, and officials were directed to look for other legal options.

DOJ says it is following Pres. Trump’s orders to find path for census citizenship question

The Department of Justice said it is following the president’s orders to try and find a way to include the citizenship question on the 2020 census, frustrating an Obama appointed district judge. According to court transcripts released Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt, said his department was instructed to re-examine the Supreme Court’s decision on the census question, and find “near-term options” to legally add it. Hunt said the DOJ plans to file a motion which will “govern further proceedings.”

President Trump could delay 2020 census

In a 5-to-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration did not give an adequate reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, The case will now be kicked back to a lower court. President Trump has said the census would be “meaningless” without the citizenship question.